Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Update: Former Bookkeeper At Virginia Law Firm Sentenced For Embezzling $153K

Norma M. Blackwell, 47, now of Sebring, Florida, was sentenced to 17 months in prison for embezzling more than $153,000 from the Virginia Beach, Virginia-based law firm of Shuttleworth, Ruloff, Swain, Haddad & Morecock, P.C. where she had been employed as a bookkeeper. She has also been ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $153,203.71. According to prosecutors, Blackwell manipulated checks from the firm and mailed them to her family's creditors, including HSBC Bank, Juniper Bank, Target and J.C. Penney. The misappropriations reportedly lasted from April 2004 to July 2007. Blackwell, who was arrested last August plead guilty to mail fraud charges on September 29, 2009. The law firm has represented high profile professional athletes including Michael Vick and Allen Iverson.

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